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ID number: BIRBI-R1567
Object type: Coin
Institution: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection: G. Haines Collection
Collector: Haines, Geoffrey; Dorchester Hoard
Maker: Gordian III; Rome
Place made: Rome
Date made: 238-239
Diameter (cm): 2.15
Weight (g): 4.99
Axis (degrees): 180.00
Provenance: Haines 2548. From Dorchester Hoard, presented by Mr C. W. Peck, 1949.
Description: Obverse: Head of Gordian, wearing radiate crown, draped and cuirassed, facing r. Reverse: Fides, draped, standing frontally, head facing l., holding vertical standard in r. and transverse sceptre in l.
Inscriptions: Obverse: IMD CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVC (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordian Augustus). Reverse: PIDES MILITVM (Loyalty of the Soldiers).
Bibliography: RIC IV 1
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